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#GoDaddy banning all plastic #domain names from its marketplaces!

GoDaddy, the biggest domain name registrar in the world, is stepping in to save the environment. In a Monday announcement, GoDaddy shared news of its plan to eliminate plastic domain names from its marketplaces, including Afternic. “We’re committed to the global effort to preserve the environment, our Earth, as this is truly a heritage to […]

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Donuts confirms six-figure .news buyer used a fake name

Mike Texas is in fact noted conspiracy theorist Mike Adams. New gTLD registry Donuts confirmed with DI over the weekend that the buyer of six figures worth of “platinum” .news domain names used a fake name. The company last week said that a company called WebSeed bought registry-reserved names including science.news, climate.news, medicine.news, health.news and […]

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(New Trend) – Electric Water Vehicles Domain Showcase

Today: 00234.com Sold for $9,089 / Best places to register .eu domains / eMail address versus input contact form on domain landing page / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Aged Two-Word .com’s – Be sure to check your domain portfolio for one of these […]

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Understanding Host Name Resolution

A host name can be defined in a number of ways. The more common methods used are: A nickname: This is an alias to an IP address which individuals can assign and utilize. A domain name: This is a set s…

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Domain name auction house auctioning trademark domains

About a month back a well known domain name auction house was auctioning some trademark domains. This is no big news if the domains were expired or dropped. But in this case the domain names were auctioned by a “well-known” broker/seller in domain name industry. Well, he actually became “well-known” just a few months back. […]

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2677.com final auction price $57k, Jdstb.com was sold for $5k | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-09-2017

DOMAIN SALES 2677.com was auctioned for ¥400,000 CNY (approximately $57,803 USD) at Jinpai.com. 1651.com was auctioned for ¥218,000 CNY (approximately $31,502 USD) at Jinpai.com. 6372.com was auctioned for ¥181,000 CNY (approximately $26,156 USD). 4351.com was auctioned for ¥98,000 CNY (approximately $14,161 USD) at Michong.com, but didn’t meet its reserve price. Xx123.com was auctioned for ¥39,500 […]

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Neustar Announces New President and CEO Succeeding Lisa Hook

Neustar Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors have appointed Charles Gottdiener as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Gottdiener, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at Providence Equity Partners succeeds Lisa Hook, who served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Neustar Board of […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 7, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 7, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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154 Domain Discoveries for September 3rd

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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#Domaining : MERGE! 2018 in Orlando unaffected by hurricane #Florence

Hurricane Florence is threatening the East Coast of the US, as a major event; everyone in its path should follow the directives of local and federal authorities. MERGE! 2018 is about to begin in Orlando, Florida, and the event’s organizers sent out an update, as it relates to the Hurricane Florence situation: We are hard […]

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ICANN says it can spend quarter-billion-dollar auction fund however it likes

ICANN can tap into its $236 million new gTLD auction fund whenever it wants, and there’s nothing the community can do about it, according to its board of directors. The board this week said it has a “legal and fiduciary responsibility” over the money, and would be obliged to spend the cash to meet ICANN’s […]

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143 Domain Discoveries for October 30th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Another reason to register "jean.best"

I went to my registrar and tried to register my first name for my blog but unfortunately, my name is short and it appears that I won’t be reach enough. The .BEST Registry is launching a promotion and I just grabbed jean.best for €9 instead of more than €93,000.00 for the same name ending in […]

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$137k in Sales on June 22nd – TheFinest.com sold for $6,211 – Daily Market Report

The top sale of the day was TheFinest.com which sold for $6,211 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 244 sales for a total of $136,879 with an average sale price of $561. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 15% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 38%. […]

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161 Domain Discoveries for August 2nd

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 10, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 10, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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How Big Is the Domain Business?

When you’re standing close to ICANN, the domain business may seem pretty big, but when you stand farther away, not so much. Verisign’s revenues are about $1 billion/year. The .COM and .NET top-level domains together have about 150M names. The next biggest gTLDS are .ORG with 25M and .INFO with 12M. The biggest new TLDs […]

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ICANN surveys domain registrants about trademark claims notices

Survey is well-intentioned but is unlikely to provide good data. ICANN is requesting feedback from domain name registrants about trademark claims notices from the Trademark Clearinghouse. Domain name investors that registered new top level domain names are probably familiar with these notices. When you try to register a domain that matches a trademark in the […]

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176 Domain Discoveries for September 23rd

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Google adds censorship workaround to Android devices

Google is using experimental DNS to help people in censorious regimes access blocked web sites. Alphabet sister company Jigsaw this week released an Android app called Intra, which enables users to tunnel their DNS queries over HTTPS to compatible servers, avoiding common types of on-the-wire manipulation. The company reportedly says it has been testing the […]

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The geoTLD GDPR Survey 2018

The application of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the DNS is a hot topic within the ICANN community. However, since the implementation of the GDPR on May 25th, 2018, there has been little public data on: How many WHOIS data requests have been made at the registry level, and; How the registries […]

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Verisign made domain aftermarket arguments in July

Last week’s blog post was not the first time Verisign called attention to domain investors. Last week Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) shocked many of its biggest customers by saying that domain investors are a problem. It turns out that this was not the first time Verisign raised arguments about the domain aftermarket. It drew attention to […]

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6 years later…

It has been 6 years since I started this blog in 2012. What made me start was reading all the other blogs for a few years before 2012. I had also more or less left the forums so I guess I was looking for a way to express my opinions and a blog seemed like […]

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#DigitalTown welcomes Silvio Frank Pupo as advisor to the company

DigitalTown, a blockchain-based technology services company headquartered in Seattle, announced that Silvio Frank Pupo will be joining as an Advisor. The full press release follows: DigitalTown, Inc. welcomes Silvio Frank Pupo as Advisor SEATTLE and MIAMI, July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DigitalTown (OTC:DGTW), with its blockchain-based technology and decentralized applications for Smart Cities, welcomes […]

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What’s the difference between Amazon advertising and paid ads on Google and Facebook?

There’s no escaping the war that’s heating up between the three giants of online advertising. Yet you as a small business advertiser need to figure out how to make the most of them to sell more products and services. Understanding how they’re different and where each excels will help you determine whether Amazon advertising or […]

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Hot Companies with Horrible Brands

Not too long ago, dictionary word domains were considered as exact match, category killers for various products and industries.  For this reason you’ll find fiber optic products at Fiber.com and air travel services at Fly.com.  But things have changed. The rules have been disrupted. Now dictionary words have become a premium vehicle for branding in […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-26-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-26-18 0112.com was the top close on Saturday, the 4N.com closed at $30,050. Hangtime.com closed at $13,000 pretty solid brandable that could be used in a few different ways. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 0112.com 30,050 USD 2018-08-25 GoDaddy hangtime.com 13,000 USD 2018-08-25 GoDaddy jackpot.co 10,000 USD 2018-08-25 Sedo cnot.com 5,100 USD 2018-08-25 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 23, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday October 25th, 2018

I think we are at the golden age of domains right now.  I don’t care what anyone says.  Everyone I talk to right now is selling as much or more than they’ve ever sold.  Josh is killing it, Andrew Rosener is selling millions of dollars.  Braden Pollock as well.  Mark Levine and Michael Cyger all […]

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Law Enforcement Agencies WILL have authority on Registrars and Registries

This one is for European Law Enforcement Agencies only, and no matter what the GDPR says (this article was first published on CircleId). Introduction Accessing Whois information and acting on a litigious domain name is becoming a nightmare for law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement agencies must have an access to the information provided by registrants […]

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